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Kemp Goes Deep in GM-1 6-3 Win

We've grow accustomed to some fairly dominant outings from the Brady Rodgers. It's now to the point that we expect it and most have now expected for him to have gotten the call to the manager's office to receive that life changing and end-goal news of getting promoted to the majors. However, despite all of the movement up and down with the trades and paternity leave, Rodgers hasn't gotten that news. Did it play a part in him giving up nine hits? Maybe? Doubt it with him still not giving up walks.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Tony Kemp 2B 4 2 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 0.306
Danny Worth 1B 4 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.338
Jon Kemmer LF 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.267
Teoscar Hernandez RF 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.331
Max Stassi C 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.225
Colin Moran 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.269
Andrew Aplin CF 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.228
Tyler Heineman DH 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.274
Nolan Fontana SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.192
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Brady Rodgers (W, 11-3) 7 9 3 3 0 5 0 2.67

Fresno Falls 9-4 in GM 2

Pretty much the opposite game. Brian Holmes made his Triple-A debut with a start and made it out of the first inning after allowing three runs. That was all she wrote. Brendan McCurry came in and didn't do much better with four runs allowed but at least made it two innings. The rest of the game was similar in that Tony D basically puzzled his way to the finish line with relievers, some more successful than others. Aaron West was the second pitcher to make his debut in this game and had a similar performance as Holmes.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Tony Kemp LF 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0.307
Danny Worth 1B 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0.341
Jon Kemmer RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.268
Teoscar Hernandez DH 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.331
Colin Moran 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.265
Tyler Heineman C 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0.274
Andrew Aplin CF 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.229
Chan Jong Moon 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.476
Nolan Fontana SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.191
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Tony Kemp LF 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0.307
Danny Worth 1B 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0.341
Jon Kemmer RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.268
Teoscar Hernandez DH 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.331
Colin Moran 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.265
Tyler Heineman C 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0.274
Andrew Aplin CF 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.229
Chan Jong Moon 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.476
Nolan Fontana SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.191

Smith Struggles in 7-1 Hooks Loss

Kent Emanuel started the game and pitched well. But, he gave way to Kyle Smith who has had faced some steady struggles in his return to the mound after missing last season with TJ Surgery. In 2014, he had 25 walks in 95 innings for CC. He now has 25 walks again for CC this year but in 64 innings. He also struck out about one per inning in 2014 and he's no where close to that this year.

But, the reality is that those kind of struggles are fairly expected early in the return. A year off the mound is a difficult hill to climb.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Ramon Laureano RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.306
Garrett Stubbs C 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.323
J.D. Davis DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.257
Nick Tanielu 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.268
Derek Fisher CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.245
Conrad Gregor 1B 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.209
Mott Hyde 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.228
James Ramsay LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.191
Antonio Nunez SS 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.35
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Kent Emanuel (L, 3-2) 5.1 7 2 2 0 4 0 4.4
Kyle Smith 1.2 7 5 4 0 1 0 5.56
Michael Freeman 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 6.33

Lancaster Wins 5-3

Yulieski Gurriel continued his trek through the minors with another game at 3B for the JetHawks. He failed to get a hit but did drive in a run.

Ralph Garza made his Lancaster debut with a dominant showing. He pitched three innings out of the pen and allowed just two base runners.

....YAWN....What's the big deal?

Oh....just seven strikeouts. That's how you grab attention.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Johnny Sewald LF 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.3
Bobby Boyd CF 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.29
Yulieski Gurriel 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.5
Brooks Marlow 3B 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0.221
Bryan Muniz 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.277
Jason Martin DH 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.273
Drew Ferguson RF 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.288
Aaron Mizell 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.242
Jamie Ritchie C 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.275
Osvaldo Duarte SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.306
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Dean Deetz 5 5 3 3 4 2 2 4.08
Ralph Garza (W, 1-0) 3 2 0 0 0 7 0 0
Jacob Dorris (S, 10) 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 3.43

Tucker's Bat Leads QC to 4-3 Win (13 innings)

Free baseball and Kyle Tucker made it worth it. The knock on him so far this season is the lack of power. Not enough home runs for the lanky and projectable outfielder. Sure, he wasn't hitting more than his fair share of doubles, but home run power develops around 21 to 23. So, in Kyle Tucker fashion, he hit two doubles.

Then he went ahead and said, fine I can give you what you want. He shot one over the fence. That's now three home runs in his last eight games. There's a little pop for you.

QC has gotten a lot of reinforcements lately. Stephen Wrenn. Then Randy Cesar. Then Ryne Birk. Framber Valdez. Now, Jake Rogers has been promoted as well. Three of them are 2016 draftees.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Myles Straw CF 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.363
Ryne Birk 2B 5 2 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 0.444
Stephen Wrenn LF 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.257
Dexture McCall 1B 6 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.281
Kyle Tucker DH 5 1 3 2 0 1 1 1 0 0.279
Kristian Trompiz SS 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.24
Pat Porter RF 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.198
Jake Rogers C 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Arturo Michelena 3B 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.236
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Elieser Hernandez 8 3 0 0 0 8 0 2.37
Adam Whitt 0 3 3 3 1 0 0 6.04
David Schmidt (BS, 4)(W, 3-2) 4 2 0 0 2 4 0 4.5
Juan Santos (S, 2) 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 7.2

TC Falls in 11th Inning 3-2

More Free Baseball! Although, not a lot of offensive action here. MiguelAngel Sierra is still working to get his first hit for TC. Ronnie Dawson is still struggling to find the Mendoza Line.

That said, Sebastian Kessay found the strike zone often as he picked up 9 strikeouts in five innings. Getting things done. A game score of 68 in just five innings is difficult. Game Score really helps you out with points when you start getting past the fifth.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Marcos Almonte CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.243
Miguelangel Sierra SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
Chuckie Robinson DH 5 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.321
Ronnie Dawson LF 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.186
Brauly Mejia RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.267
Taylor Jones 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.242
Rodrigo Ayarza 3B 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.237
Kevin Martir C 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.16
1- Bryan De La Cruz PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.25
Gabriel Bracamonte C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alexander De Goti 2B 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.222
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Sebastian Kessay 5 3 1 1 1 9 0 3.89
Abdiel Saldana 3 3 1 1 1 4 0 3
Angelo Serrano 2 1 0 0 2 2 0 6.75
Howie Brey (L, 0-1) 0.2 1 1 0 1 0 0 6.17

Greeneville Holds Off Late Surge to Win 4-2

Despite being up 4-0 in the top of the ninth, things got a little interesting as Greeneville allowed two runs. Abraham Toro-Hernandez had a big night but going 3-4 with a double. So, it's good to see a young and relatively unknown high draftee have a good night. Ben Smith hung a very strange stat line. But, if you're familiar with his track record, even in college, it fits. He struck out five in 4 1/3 innings. Not bad. Yet, he walked six as well. That's not good and also odd in that he allowed no runs. He just gave free passes and just two hits. He has good stuff, but he struggles to control it.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Jonathan Arauz SS 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.263
Jonathan Matute 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.273
Connor MacDonald 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.277
Abraham Toro-Hernandez 3B 4 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.275
Troy Sieber DH 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.284
Chaz Pal LF 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0.276
Ruben Castro C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.265
Frankeny Fernandez CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.212
Luis Payano RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.184
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Ben Smith 4.1 2 0 0 6 5 0 1.59
Luis Ramirez 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Cristian Javier (W, 1-0) 3 3 0 0 1 1 0 0
Reggie Johnson 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 2.08

GCL Astros Lose Rain-Shortened Game 6-2

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Andy Pineda LF 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.227
Wilson Amador RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.303
Edgar Lorenzo RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.133
Wander Franco 3B 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0.179
Brody Westmoreland 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.172
Jose Benjamin DH 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.25
L.P. Pelletier 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.182
Bernardo Heras C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Orlando Marquez C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gilberto Celestino CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.143
Joan Mauricio SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.202
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Cesar Rosado (L, 2-2) 3 5 3 3 2 4 0 3.46
Manuel Gonzalez 1 5 3 3 1 0 0 6.3
Saul Martinez 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Felipe Tejada 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 -

DSL Astros Blue Won 12-5

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Anibal Sierra SS 5 1 3 2 0 0 1 1 1 0.31
Enmanuel Valdez DH 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 0.272
b- Rhandall Sanchez PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Nicolas Miranda 3B 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.27
Norberto Castellanos 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.116
Ronny Jimenez LF 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.242
Angel De Leon 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.22
a- Eduardo Guzman PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.12
Angel Tejeda CF 5 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0.339
Brandon Benavente C 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.111
Ozziel Sanchez-galan 2B-3B 5 2 2 0 0 1 4 0 1 0.188
Nestor Tejada RF 4 2 2 0 1 0 2 1 0 0.231
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Yulian Frontado 5 8 3 2 1 2 1 3.52
Yonatan Quintin (BS, 1)(W, 3-0) 1 2 2 2 3 0 0 1.5
Carlos Perdomo (S, 2) 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 4.08

DSL Astros Orange Lost 7-2

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Yordan Alvarez DH 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.5
1- Vicente Mota PR-DH 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.269
Ronaldo Urdaneta 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.205
Samir Caraballo SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.212
Hector Martinez CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.248
Anthony Rodriguez 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.176
Ramiro Rodriguez LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.237
Jose Carrillo C 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.123
Gerry Castillo C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.071
Yeuris Ramirez 3B 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.157
Juan Infante RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.173
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Francisco Villegas 5 3 0 0 1 2 0 1.95
Kilvio Peralta (L, 2-1) 1 4 5 5 1 2 0 3.86
Miguel Matos 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 4.71
Nivaldo Rodriguez 2 2 1 1 2 2 0 4.5